Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities in The World and If I could, I would move to Hong Kong tomorrow. There is something about Hong Kong that leaves me speechless every time I visit and when leaving, I feel sad to leave. This year I had the great pleasure to travel to Hong Kong twice. My first time this year was during the month of April flying out of Japan and my second time was in July while working with American Airlines as a Media Guest to review their newest service from Dallas To Hong Kong as they Operated their Flagship Carrier 777-300ER.
Each time I have visited Hong Kong this year – The weather has been different and of course, thats because of the season changes. However, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Hong Kong from some of my readers and followers wanting to know more key facts about Hong Kong. Today I will be sharing with you all some key information to keep in mind on your visit. As I mentioned above, it is one of my favorite cities in the World and regardless what time of the year I visit it, I still fall in love with it more and more. On my last trip to HKG I had the opportunity to visit some of their most popular tourist attractions, experience the Chinese Tea Culture and dine in at some of the best restaurants in Hong Kong which is something I wasn’t able to do on my first trip.
First thing first, lets discuss the most important aspect of all – The Weather. We know the importance of having good weather is vital for some of us, at least for me especially when flying out. Hong Kong definitely has weather changes and they can be rough at times. For example, on my last visit to Hong Kong a typhoon was coming and it rained for days, it was also super windy and certain attractions were closed for the public along with certain flights being cancelled. So of course, visiting Hong Kong at the right of the year it’s vital to make your visit enjoyable and one of a kind.
Temperature & Season description
- Spring: (March To May) – Rising temperature and humidity. Evenings can be cool.
- Summer: (June To August) – Hot, Humid and Sunny. With occasional showers and thunderstorms. The day time temperature may exceed 30 Celsius.
- Autumn: (September To November) – Pleasant Breezes, plenty of Sunshine and comfortable temperatures.
- Winter: (December To February) – Cool, dry and cloudy, with occasional cold fronts. The average temperature is around 15 Celsius in urban areas.
Population of Hong Kong
More Than 7 Million.
I know first thing that arriving at a different city in the World can be overwhelming and also confusing because of the language barrier. Thats why during my first visit I made sure to gather vital information on where the Hong Kong Tourism Board visitor centers can be found around the City. They are extremely helpful and attentive so I recommend reaching out to them when it comes to setting up a tour or simply getting some of your questions answered.
- Hong Kong International airport visitor center – Buffer halls A and B, Arrivals Level, Terminal 1.
- Hong Kong island Visitor Center – The Peak Plaza
- Kowloon Visitor Center – Star Ferry Concourse, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Lo Wu Information Centre – Arrival Hall, 2/F, Lo Wu Terminal Building
- Hong Kong Tourism Board Website: www.DiscoverHongKong.com
The Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Hong Kong
It can be intense trying to figure out the top attractions to visit specially if its your first time and you aren’t exactly sure where to go or where to begin. I am a planner and like to plan my travels before I arrive to my destination and the first thing I go over are the attractions I will visiting and the ones worth going. In my honest opinion, the Peak Tram was one of my absolute pleasures attractions to do – mainly because I did a lot of stuff I haven’t done before for example: Riding a tram from the bottom to the top of the building, seeing the sky scrapers of Hong Kong as I cruise to the top and much more, so I highly recommend visiting The Peak – I won’t spoil the rest so I can let you experience this greatness. Down below, I will cover the rest of the top attractions to visit.
- Avenue of The Stars
- Ocean Park Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Disneyland
- Ladies Market
- Temple Street Night Market.
- Stanley Bay
- Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
- Slk Slk Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
- Clock Tower
- Ngong Ping Village 360. (My favorite).
The Food in Hong Kong
Tim Ho Wan – The Cheapest Michelin Star Restaurant in Hong Kong – Signature Dish, BBQ Bread Pork.
I am a foodie person and every time I travel I try to visit some of the elite places to eat and of course try some of the signature dishes. You cannot go wrong with the food in Hong Kong. It is indeed one of my favorite places to eat because the food is just delightful. It is a personal preference of course what type of food you would like to eat, but down below I will share some of the things to keep in mind on your next visit.
- Dim Sum
- Chinese Barbecue.
- Fine Dining
- Late night eats (The local small restaurants featuring some of their local and signature dishes).
As far as fine dine, I had the great pleasure to eat at Mott 32 which is considered one of the best restaurants in Hong Kong – You can read my experience at Mott 32 here.
Mott 32 Signature Dish
I am looking forward to flying out to Hong Kong next year and getting to experience more of what they offer. I hope you have found this post helpful to make your trip to Hong Kong a little easier on making the right selections to your adventures.
For those who have been to Hong Kong, what was the highlight of your trip?